Debra Bernier is a talented artist from Victoria, Canada. She uses natural materials, such as driftwood, shells, and clay to create mesmerizing sculptures. These intricate pieces of art represent the spirits of nature as human fusing with natural material.
She says that “when I work with driftwood, I never start with a blank canvas. Each piece of driftwood is already a sculpture, created by the caresses of the waves and wind. The wood tells a story and I try to think of its journey as I hold it in my hand. I extend or shorten the curves and contours that already exist into familiar shapes of animals or peoples’ faces.”
She is inspired by her love for what is most sacred in this world – animals, children, and nature. “The finished pieces are a reflection of not only my life, my family, and children, but of an eternal, sacred connection we all share with nature,” she says.
Take a look at some of her amazing pieces of art below.